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Majority ignored irregularities, say SC chief, 3 others

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has maintained that there was conspiracy between former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the misuse of intelligence funds of PCSO amounting to P366 million.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino laments Gloria Arroyo exoneration

Former President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday lamented the Supreme Court’s “exoneration” of his predecessor, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, even with clear rules that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds intended for charity could not be used for intelligence gathering to avert terrorism and other destabilization efforts.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

No conspiracy, 11 justices say as Arroyo finally comes home

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo walked free from nearly five years of hospital detention yesterday, two days after the Supreme Court ruled that the Aquino administration had failed to produce evidence to convict her of diverting charity funds to her personal use.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Duterte: This war has to stop

President Duterte on Thursday appealed for an end to violence, ahead of his first address to Congress in which he said he would call for an end to conflicts.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Dengue cases rise by 36% nationwide, says DOH

For 39-year-old housewife Maribel, the rainy season used to bring happy memories of her childhood as she and her siblings would frolic in the heavy downpour.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

In harm’s way

We hope President Duterte reconsiders his position not to honor the Paris Agreement. The historic climate pact, which binds some 200 countries to reduce carbon emissions so as to contain the rise of global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius, was made possible in part because of the Philippines’ leadership role as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

‘Trekkies’ and AlDub fans unite!

There is an apparent “controversy” over what to call hard-core fans of the “Star Trek” franchise. At the press preview of “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest film installment in the series of movies about the USS Enterprise (following the end of the TV series), the question arose over what to call the followers of James Tiberius Kirk and the Enterprise crew.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sukarno and Amelia de la Rama

The central business district of the Indonesian capital was just as I remembered it from a two-month stay in 2011.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘An innocent woman’

What’s going on?” is the question du jour in the wake of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s successful petition for the dismissal of the P366-million plunder case against her on grounds of insufficiency of evidence.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Meeting Inanna et al. under the tree

Two weeks ago, while the police and media were (as they still are) busy counting corpses of suspected drug pushers, a hundred or so people from different sectors, with varied interests, affiliations, careers and goals in life—myself included—were “somewhere out there” exploring the Jungian depths, so to speak, getting deep into our selves (two words, those)—and our Earth.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

Indian Warren Buffett saves little Filipino hearts

Like other five-year-old boys, Joneil Dasi-an can be quite a handful, running all over the place with glee and stubbornly leaving his toys about.

Posted: July 24th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Can social justice, climate change become a business agenda?

Many, including professionals, were wondering whether a business group should be including social justice as one of its core values. Was there an irreconcilable conflict between having a tough fighting social conscience and the goal of profits in a developing country like the Philippines?

Posted: July 24th, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Port wars, redux

It should be clear to readers by now that plenty is at stake in the ongoing row between the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Ports Authority and Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI) over actions taken in the dying days of the previous administration.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Of old rich, noveau riche

A friend who runs a family business sent a provocative e-mail: What differentiates the new from the old rich families?

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t to spend P900B on infra projects

The Duterte administration’s plan to jack up infrastructure spending to as much as 7 percent of the economy by 2022 would bring about a “golden age of infrastructure” in the next six years, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said Wednesday.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

F2 Logistics outlasts RC Cola-Army

The game hyped as the preview of the championship played out to be just that Saturday night. And it was F2 Logistics’ newly discovered weapon of spunk and speed that prevailed over RC Cola-Army’s deliberate, slow-burn game for a thrilling 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 26-28, 15-10, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference. The roaring full-capacity crowd […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Volleyball | Read More »

Zika virus ‘claims’ two PH Olympic golfers

If not for the Zika virus, the Philippines could have sent 14 athletes to the 31st Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic chief of mission Joey Romasanta said Wednesday that lady golfer Dottie Ardina has been confirmed by both Rio organizers and the International Golf Federation as an Olympic qualifier after a number […]

Posted: July 20th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Golf,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lariba is PH flag-bearer in Rio Olympics

IAN “Yanyan” Lariba of table tennis will be waving the Philippine flag in the opening ceremonies of the 31st Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The UAAP Most Valuable Player from De La Salle was given the honor yesterday over the 11 other Filipinos set to compete in the Brazil meet on Aug. 5 to […]

Posted: July 19th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Olympics | Read More »

Meralco vaults to Govs’ Cup lead

ALLEN Durham scored 36 points and was again a big factor on both ends in the stretch for Meralco, which pounded out a 100-96 victory over Alaska for the early solo lead in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations last night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: July 18th, 2016 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

PSC: More int’l stints for young PH athletes

CHAIRMAN William Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission will push for more international exposure for outstanding athletes from the Palarong Pambansa and Batang Pinoy Games.

Posted: July 14th, 2016 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Eat-plan Penang: List of must-try dishes

Eating street food is an adventure that makes travel exciting, because it provides a genuine glimpse of the city or country you are visiting.

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

The roast goose glistened like a gem in a jewelry shop

Bulging with thick, flaky meat, there's also crab shell cradled in a silver dish and topped with a golden-brown crust of baked Parmesan cheese, at Cordis Hotel's Ming Court.

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

An evening with Nathan Sykes

The youngest of the pack in the Brit boy band The Wanted, Nathan Sykes returned to the Philippines with a dramatic shift in style and substance, as well as a steady flow of hit singles to his name, including a duet or two with a fiery redheaded pop diva. Taking a break from a busy […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

To be extraordinary

EXTRAORDINARY people inspire us to rise above life’s ordeals and challenges. Three good examples are José Rizal, whose writings galvanized Filipinos to seek Philippine independence from Spain; Mother Teresa, whose untiring charity works extended free service to the poorest of the poor; and Steve Jobs, whose pioneering ideas in computers changed the way we live. […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Infographics,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

#Cardboard Justice: Are you for or against the killings?

FROM a University of the Philippines student wearing the sign “Lahat tayo ay posibleng drug pusher” to hundreds of netizens following suit, Cardboard Justice is making the rounds of social media. With #Card boardJustice and gripping artwork of “pusher ako” signs taped on dead bodies, the movement has stirred discussions in schools and groups. Conceptualized […]

Posted: July 23rd, 2016 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Matt Damon explains why Jason Bourne is angrier than ever

Jason Bourne comes full circle in the latest installment of the acclaimed spy franchise—and Matt Damon, who breathes scorching life into the ex-CIA agent and assassin, told the Inquirer why Robert Ludlum’s elusive amnesiac is angrier than ever in director Paul Greengrass’ “Jason Bourne.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Meryl Streep is so good even at being a bad singer

“Come closer,” Meryl Streep jokingly motioned us to get closer and have a better look at her face when she was complimented about her beautiful glow. The iconic actress’ joie de vivre, sass, playfulness and down-to-earth charm were once more on full display in our recent chat. She’s not only the world’s preeminent actress; she’s always a joy talk to.

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Woody Allen on casting Justin Timberlake, directing ‘Café Society’ for ‘nothing’

LOS ANGELES—“This is like walking into the future,” Woody Allen said after stepping off from Conrad New York Hotel’s cavernous lobby featuring a 10-story artwork by Sol LeWitt. Settling into a chair in a meeting room, Woody took off his favorite rain hat and put it down on the table.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Hands

Yup, you guessed it for the most part, I’m still grounded.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Bea and Gerald–5 years after the breakup

FOR BEA Alonzo, doing a love scene with ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson did not feel awkward at all because, she said, “touching him is a familiar feeling.”

Posted: July 20th, 2016 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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